The 50 Funniest Comedies Ever
As voted for by you!
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Pineapple Express (2008)
DIRECTOR David Gordon Green
CAST Seth Rogen, James Franco, Danny McBride, Gary Cole
A distinctly, and deliberately, odd mix of stoner comedy, buddy comedy, action movie and indie, this doesn't quite fit into anyone's comedy canon. Luckily, it's really funny and strangely sweet, the unlikely friendship between Seth Rogen's stoner and James Franco's dealer carrying them through an urban jungle filled with corrupt cops and, er, Gary Cole. The bemused banter is consistently hilarious, and while the third-act shift into full-on action movie still feels bizarre – despite the lengthy fight scene at Red's house to provide a little foreshadowing – it's bizarrely in keeping with the whole off-kilter feel of the piece, and the sheer absurdity of these two slackers tooling up and laying the smackdown remains a joy to behold.
MOST VALUED PLAYER James Franco, who had really only done brief comic sketches online prior to this, and was a revelation as he went from dreamboat / serious actor to buffoon.
BEST JOKE For undermining action movie clichés, it has to be Franco's attempt to kick out a damaged windshield at 0.30 in this clip.
EXTRA Watch the trailer | Read Empire's review
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Silver Linings Playbook should be on this list now! Read More
Posted on Saturday April 13, 2013, 06:05 by MoneyMike
|2 || RE: Neil Simon|
scary movies is the funniest comedy ever and i loved to watch this movie. it's make me laugh every time..... Read More
Posted on Monday December 24, 2012, 11:28 by maxcarig
|3 ||Neil Simon|
Biloxi Blues would be my number one, and that's all I got to say here :-) Read More
Posted on Friday December 21, 2012, 04:04 by JohnChard
|4 || RE: The 50 Funniest Comedies Ever|
I liked Jack and Jill. Lol, just kidding but I don't think it was that bad anyway.
The first hangover was pretty good. So was, Grown Ups Read More
Posted on Thursday October 18, 2012, 18:17 by Lost4812162342
|5 || RE: The 50 Funniest Comedies Ever|
Thank you very much for this list. I'll bookmark it and try to watch the new ones (2000-present)... Read More
Posted on Monday October 8, 2012, 15:08 by russelblair
|6 || RE: wot no 'step brothers' !!!!|
Glad to see some of my favorites on the list, such as Top Secret! and Zoolander, and soooo love Anchorman too....and Airplane is definitely deserving the No.1 spot... there are a few other films that i would've liked to be placed, Galaxy Quest, Clue!, Heathers and Porkys.... just a matter of taste Read More
Posted on Friday June 29, 2012, 13:42 by Matsumoto
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The secret of lists is not to moan about the consensus but to offer, and by definition find hidden gems...
stuff that makes me guffaw not mentioned, and in no particular order:
The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer
The Meaning of Life
Let It Ride
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
The Awful Truth
My Favourite Wife
The Goodbye Girl
Planes Trains and Automobiles
Songs From the Second Floor (the crucifix sales conference...and reprise disposal of said unsold goods)
You The Living ("so I decided to do the table cloth trick...I don't know why, I've never done it before")
....to the gag that made me laugh the hardest....recently.....
......in a bad, otherwise unfunny film.......
The Coen Brothers version of ykillersants that fucking doughnut money!") Read More
Posted on Friday June 22, 2012, 08:22 by demoncleaner
|8 || RE: Lazily Put together|
Some of you people writing about this are a little slow....it's been voted for by the public, that means they didn't make the list...
If they had made it i guarantee a lot of things would be different, so stop moaning about whats there and not there! And the guy that even mentioned scary movie 3 and 4...get a grip... Read More
Posted on Monday June 18, 2012, 14:39 by steviecruse9
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This has really lit a fire in our household tonight. Soo many great films missed & so many average flicks promoted into the stratasphere. Here are another five criminally missed:
er Murphy's finest? If not this then...)
kerl Of Rock, but funny)
Thisro does comedy & sends up the gangster genre he made his name in)
l Next Dooret little comedy about a porn star)
There are soo many more!
I'm an '80's child, so we were a little spoilt for comedies. You can keep your overhyped /b], ansumb & Dumbersather
Stripes & The 'Burbs... Read More
Posted on Sunday June 17, 2012, 23:51 by LYNCHY!
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Hugely disappointing list. I'd say 70-80% of those movies are average at best. Here's 10 great comedies that were missed;
rdest film i've seen in a loong time).
tausly, how was this missed?)
Arizonaage's hair alone should've got it into the list)
& Chong's 'Up In Smoke'RIGINAL stoner/slacker comedy)
/b] (The original, of course)
Time Machineetely fell in love with this flick & it's 80's nostalgia ride complete with CHEVY FREAKIN' CHASE!!!)
in Vinnyany comedies recieve Oscar nominations???)
The Runressed as women- but FUNNY)
and#32: Enjoy the little things...Like Woody Harrelson!)
llsMoranis as Darth Vader...!!!)
Honourable mention to uckHughes' finest hour. Read More
Posted on Sunday June 17, 2012, 22:44 by LYNCHY!
|11 || RE: Spaceballs anybody??|
Where in the hell aren't the following films on that list Step Brothers, Scary Movie 3 and 4, Ace Venura 2, Trading Places, Stir Crazy, Stripes, Coming to America, Office Space, Space Balls, Army of Darkness and Beavis and Butthead Do America, Corky Romano, Rat Race and Talegeda Nights
Thatlist needs some serious editing Read More
Posted on Sunday June 17, 2012, 14:46 by Swaine
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Oops i replied to the wrong post haha, was meant for dalekbuster something or other Read More
Posted on Sunday June 17, 2012, 13:08 by megadanski
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Men in black? Pirates of the carribean? This guy really knows his comedies....
I'd say a lot of the list is fair enough, but remember its been voted on by public, not the empire team. A lot of people have never watched a Chaplin film, and a lot of people just click Will Ferrel movies because they are relavent nowadays. I don't think Ferrel should be as high up as that but I know that half my friends think its the funniest thing they've ever set their eyes on. You need to watch half of these movies then, because a lot of them are funny as hell! And to say that all the Rogen, Carrell etc films are just do overs is a little unfair. Rogen basically reinvented the teen movie with Superbad, turned a typically dramatic subject into a film with touching hilarity with Knocked Up. They are better than the dime a dozen dumbass movies getting pumped out every other week. Little substance! Read More
Posted on Sunday June 17, 2012, 12:55 by steviecruse9
|14 || RE: Lower? or Lower?|
Really?? men in black? pirates of the carribean??? simpsons movie?? I know we all have different tastes but c'mon I have to admit the list isn't in the best order but to say Ghostbusters,Dodgeball and Shaun of the dead (really good films) are the only ones that deserve to be on it is a joke frankly. About 35 of the 50 deserve to be here at least, you can't judge a movie list because... you have not seen or heard of most of them. Watch some of them you may be suprised. Read More
Posted on Sunday June 17, 2012, 09:14 by megadanski
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Very happy that South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut made the list but it should be much higher. Read More
Posted on Saturday June 16, 2012, 17:29 by odddaze
|16 || RE: Awful, awful list|
I never usually comment on this type of stuff, but this list is repetitive and lazily put together. Granted, tastes differ, but even the most hardened 'comedy fan' is aware that half of the movies on this list (i.e. the half of the list involving Steve Carell/Will Ferrel, Seth Rogen, or god forbid Ben Stiller) are comedy clones, the same canon of jokes, the same format, the same actors. Not saying they are not funny, every now and again. But laid bare one after the other in the list here, kindof cheapens them even more for me.
id Tarantino not count?lso also, Empire readers, be ashamed, you find no foreign language films funny enough to be in a top 50, and yet Ace Ventura gets a look in...? Would have thought that a Takeshi Kitano film, or Roberto Benigni's Life is Wonderful (not my taste, but can see why it was popular at the time) might have made an appearance. I usually like these lists to 'expand' my own viewing lists, it's good to know what I haven't seRead More
Posted on Saturday June 16, 2012, 15:47 by Whistler
|17 || RE: Considering the VERY modern swing where the hell is.....|
Very surprised to not see any Chaplin, Keaton or Lloyd in there. Doesn't seem quite right, considering they really are the true geniuses of comedy and essentially where it all began in cinema.
I am however, very pleased to see Tap 2! Read More
Posted on Saturday June 16, 2012, 03:09 by NinjaShortbread212
|18 || RE: Spinal Tap|
If you did this list in ten years time then The Hangover and Pineapple Express and a few others wouldn't be on this list but seeing as we're going for modern comedies where the hell is Hot Rod??? Read More
Posted on Saturday June 16, 2012, 02:01 by Evil_Bob